St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 12, 1997

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2 Aldermen Return for Rare Quorum, Ready to Do Battle
For the first time in almost two months, the Peerless Park Board of Aldermen had a quorum. But when Alderman Susan McCole, 1st Ward, showed up, she brought ammunition.McCole said that she and Alderman Mary Corbett, also 1st Ward, had filed suit in St....
2 Will Lead Christian Coalition
Underlining the challenge of replacing Ralph Reed as the leader of the Christian Coalition, founder Pat Robertson announced Wednesday that two men would succeed Reed.Donald Hodel, who served as secretary of the Interior and Energy departments in the...
4 Killed as Bi-State Bus Slams into Shelter at Metrolink Station 4 Others Hurt; `I Saw Them Go under the Bus,' Says Bystander
Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board will arrive in St. Louis today to investigate the crash of a Bi-State bus that killed four people.The accident Wednesday morning also injured four others, including the 31-year-old driver who was...
$5,000 Donated toward Lewis and Clark Statue
The St. Charles City Council has agreed to donate $5,000 toward a fund-raising effort to finance the development of a statue commemorating the Lewis and Clark Expedition.The council members responded Tuesday to the appeals of Dan Foust and Chuck Gross....
5 on Tourist Board in Branson Quit in Wake of Tax Repeal
Amid allegations that they are to blame for the financial troubles of this southwestern Missouri entertainment community, five members of the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Association have resigned.The five - Sharon Klein, Jim...
A Delicate Balance on Hillary's Notes
The Justice Department has found the right middle ground between President Bill Clinton and independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr in the tough White House notes case.The president goes too far in saying the lawyer-client privilege claimed by the White...
Air Bags or No, Nothing Can Beat Buckling Up Seat Belts Could Save 10,000 Lives a Year, Experts Say
FOR ALL the ups and downs of air bags, one fact remains rock-steady:Safety starts with seat belts.Once, safety experts touted air bags as the magic angel - the device that would save the lives of motorists who scorned seat belts. But in recent months,...
Airport-Area Mayors' Meeting Fizzles No Common Goals Reached on Economic Development, Bowers Reports
Bridgeton Mayor Conrad Bowers says a meeting of mayors of municipalities near Lambert Field and St. Louis and St. Louis County officials was unable to reach common goals on economic development.The intent of the meeting, organized by the St. Louis County...
A New Chapter Borders Chain Buys the Library Ltd
The Library Ltd., St. Louis' largest bookstore and a tough competitor against major national chains, is being purchased by one of those chains.Founders Allen and Terry Mittelman said Wednesday that Borders Group Inc. would buy their store effective July...
Another Big Game Ball for the Royals' Pittsley
Need some Jim Pittsley memorabilia?In a china cabinet in DuBois, Pa., is everything you'll need - pennants, plaques and "about 100 game balls."On the same day Kansas City's tall, tough-luck right-hander first picked up a baseball at the age of eight,...
Athletic Shoes Poised to `Turn Pro'
WANT to know your daughter's chances for a career in professional sports?Go to the mall.The answer is at the athletic shoe store. Right now, sister, we hardly have a toehold in pro sports. But we're promised it will improve. My friend Ruth showed me...
A World of Films This Year's Nebula Communications Film Festival Presents the Best African-American Films from near and Far Nelson Mandela and Jo Menell, Director of the Documentary on the South African Leader
Short films by St. Louis filmmakers Dawn Suggs, Roy Zurick and Hatsephi Kushma, along with a variety of feature films, including "Follow Me Home," an independent movie that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, will be among the highlights of Nebula...
Behind the Microphone on Hot Radio Talk Shows, the Hosts Grab the Glory - and the Big Money. but Behind Every Great Show Is a Producer Making Things Work
KMOX radio producer Chris Mihill spends most of his 11-hour workday chasing down top Hollywood stars, sports celebrities, famous writers and Washington politicians to appear on "The Morning Meeting" with Charles Brennan.But on this morning, Mihill isn't...
Best Bets for the Week of June 12-18
FridayHot dogs, toasted ravioli and thin-crust pizza: St. Louis' contributions to civilization are largely culinary, and modest ones at that. But ragtime -- now that's a gift you can really sink your teeth into. To celebrate St. Louis' rich ragtime heritage,...
Best Responses to Creditors? Here Are Some Good Answers
Q: I recently lost my job and am down to my last unemployment check. I can no longer pay all of my monthly bills, including payments on credit cards, which I formerly paid with no problem. But now I am getting constant harassment over the phone at work...
Beyond Siskel and Ebert Amateur Film Reviewers Take Opinions to the Internet
James Berardinelli is not a professional movie reviewer, but he plays one on the Net. Log onto his Web site, "ReelViews," and you'll find some 1,200 film reviews that the Piscataway, N.J., electrical engineer has written since he first starting posting...
Bi-State to Extend Some Lines
Starting on Monday, the Bi-State bus system will extend the Earth City local bus line to the new Harrah's and Player's riverboat gambling casinos in Maryland Heights.Among other changes on Monday will be an extension of the Olive local line along the...
Board, Residents Exchange Brickbats in Q & a Session
The topics ranged from security to board disunity when the Northwest School Board conducted a public question-and-answer session last week. The meeting was held at the request of residents, who had asked for more time to speak with the board members.About...
Briefs
ALTONTechnicality Solved; Mayor Replaces Housing ChiefA new commissioner of the five-member Alton Housing Authority was chosen at the City Council meeting Wednesday night. A technical error was found recently in the filing of each of the five original...
Briefs
MISSOURIPRISONSSeven Cities Seek The Big Houses For seven Missouri cities, it's a chance to appeal for a new industry with hundreds of jobs - and one certain to stay in business so long as people keep breaking laws and getting caught. The cities have...
Briefs
THE NATIONMEDICARERepublican Plan Raises Age Of Eligibility Senate Republicans plan to propose gradually raising the eligibility age for Medicare to 67 from 65 by 2027 and to charge $5 for each home visit by health care workers. In addition, a draft...
Britain Advances Strict Gun Control
The House of Commons approved on Wednesday a total ban on the possession of handguns, giving Britain one of the strictest gun-control measures in the world.The bill fulfills a campaign promise by Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Labor Party leader, to...
Cancer-Ravaged Family Carried Defective Gene
Leukemia claimed one of Jane McMillen's three sons in 1967. Other cancers then took another son and her husband within weeks of each other. Now her last son is gone, dead of brain tumors.The last son, Steve Southerland, and his two brothers and father...
Candidates Blast Lack of Progress Cunnane Says Metrolink Is Behind Schedule
Candidates for a County Council vacancy in west St. Louis County strongly support a MetroLink expansion, but they are impatient about the planning for it.Edith Cunnane, the Republican candidate, says in a brochure: "Three years ago, citizens voted for...
Cards Rebound after Tough Loss, Beat Padres 8-3
Alan Benes tied his career high with 11 strikeouts and the Cardinals cracked a 3-3 tie with a five-run seventh inning Wednesday night as they wrapped up a winning trip with an 8-3 triumph over the San Diego Padres.Winning their fifth game out of eight...
Change Is Proposed on Organ Donations Doctors Suggest `Kidney Exchanges'
Every year, thousands of Americans donate one of their two kidneys to a desperately ill relative or close friend. Now, doctors at the University of Chicago want to know if people would give their ultimate gift to a stranger, if at the same time a loved...
City May Move Health Clinics to Regional
The St. Louis Health Department's clinics and offices could move to Regional Medical Center as part of Mayor Clarence Harmon's revamping of health care for the poor.Harmon's chief of staff, Michael Jones, said Wednesday that the mayor was giving "strong...
City's Officials Bow to Inevitable, Accept Highway 40 Overpass
The Weldon Spring mayor and Board of Aldermen still oppose an overpass across Highway 40 from the Missouri Research Park to the north outer road, but they're budging because the city has no power to stop the project.At the board meeting Tuesday, Alderman...
Closing Time: Army Cancels Mash
Army Maj. Charles Winchester III wielded a cake knife Wednesday instead of a doctor's scalpel. And Maj. Frank Burns celebrated with his wife, not "Hotlips" Hoolihan.But just like on TV, it was a little zany and a little sad when the Army closed the Mobile...
Cohen Appeals for New Hornets Calls Jets Key to Modern Air War Victory
As members of Congress moved to reduce spending for the Navy's "Super Hornet" jets, Defense Secretary William Cohen appealed urgently Wednesday for the fighters he called a cornerstone of America's ability to wage a modern air war."Our war fighters require...
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS, BAZAARS and FAIRSSheet Music Collectors' Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sa, Collinsville Inn, I-55/70 and Illinois 157, Collinsville, 268-1033 or 618-377-6379. Free.Psychic Fair, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sa and Su, Lake St. Louis Banquet Center, Lake St. Louis,...
Concert Previews
Ditch Witch, 9 tonight at the Hi-PointeDitch Witch is a Columbia, Mo.-based band of seasoned musicians who make earnest but lackluster power ballads in the heartland tradition of Uncle Tupelo.Shallow w/Colfax Abbey and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, 9...
Cordless Power Tool for Do-It-Yourselfer
Q: For my father, I was considering as a gift an impressive super-powerful cordless tool for his outdoor projects. Which are best, and are they expensive to use? - J.K.A: There are significant differences among the various power ranges and tool designs....
Council Weighs Bill on Permits
The St. Louis County Council is considering a bill to tighten the occupancy-permit system in property conservation districts in unincorporated areas of St. Louis County.The measure would expand inspections of apartments. It also would help stop people...
Criminal Offenders Clean Up Act-And Alton New Program Provides Community Service Hours
Alton has added 10 new city workers whose only jobs will be cutting grass on overgrown lots and cleaning up the city's streets.But these aren't people who were employed through regular city hiring procedures. These are Alton residents who have been convicted...
Cristina Green Worked with Children at 4 Sites
Cristina M. Green, 34, loved children. She worked with emotionally disturbed children at St. Vincent's Home, with the retarded at St. Mary's School, with the hearing-impaired at Central Institute for the Deaf and with the gifted at the old McCare Child...
CSX Says Acquisition Will Cut Cargo Shipments by Day
CSX Corp.'s acquisition of part of the Conrail system will cut a day off the time needed to ship cargo from St. Louis to New York or Boston, a CSX official said Wednesday."St. Louis today is a prominent gateway for East-West traffic, but we don't get...
Cueto Found Guilty on 4 Counts Investigation Goes on, Prosecutor Tells Court
A federal jury ended Amiel Cueto's reign as a powerful and influential lawyer Wednesday, convicting him on four charges of interfering with the federal investigation into racketeer Thomas Venezia's empire of gambling and topless nightclubs.Cueto, 48,...
Curriculum Program Sparks Debate, Adopted by 4-3 Vote
The Rockwood School Board resolved the issue of the integrated language arts curriculum last week by a 4-3 vote to adopt the new program for kindergarten through fifth grade.The program received yes votes from board President Debbie Fluchel and members...
Curtain Raisers
Boy's LifeThere's not much room for biting political criticism and thoughtful introspection in the boy-meets-girl world of musical comedy. But in "The Ballad of Little Mikey," the boy is gay, the crisis is spiritual and living happily never comes easy.Yet,...
Dad Sides with Boy, 9, against Mom's Verbal Abuse
Dear Abby: I am deeply concerned about my 9-year-old son's self-esteem. My wife is constantly yelling and calling him names over trivial things. She is a perfectionist, so anything not perfect is cause for a verbal assault.A recent example is a misplaced...
D'amato Threatens ATM Networks Senator Will Use Subpoenas If Not Given Cost Information
With new evidence that surcharges for automated teller machines are increasing, Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, on Wednesday threatened ATM networks with subpoenas if they don't provide data on transaction costs.Spokesmen...
`Das Belleville Haus' Opens Doors, Displays Items from Days Past
Nearly two centuries of local history will be on display Saturday at "Das Belleville Haus," a 160-year-old brick building that was part of the original town of Belleville.Admission is free.The building is the last remaining authentic German "streethouse"...
Day by Day
TODAYBAND CONCERT - The St. Charles Municipal Band will play at 8 p.m. at the Jaycee Pavilion in Frontier Park, Riverside Drive, St. Charles. The free concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 28. Spectators are advised to bring lawn chairs or blankets.FRIDAY...
Decadence Worth the Price Country French Restaurant Transports Diners to Another World -- No Passport Necessary
I can't tell you Chuck's last name, but he is the man responsible for me ordering ostrich at what turned out to be a dream dinner at Malmaison recently."You can have salmon or veal most anywhere," said Chuck, when I informed him I was deciding between...
Decorating Room with High Ceiling
QUESTION: We're moving to a Mediterranean-style home that has a living room with an 18-foot ceiling.Deciding on wall decorations and window treatments is proving to be a problem, mainly because the room contains two sets of windows.The lower ones are...
Delay in Opening Building Catches Board by Surprise
St. Charles School Board members reacted angrily Tuesday night when they learned that the B Building at St. Charles High School will not be ready for the start of school in the fall, as expected.The new completion date is Nov. 14 rather than Aug. 15.Bill...
Developer Wins Variance for Low-Income Housing
The Peerless Park Board of Adjustment approved a variance last week to allow developer Sebastian Rucci to build an eight-unit, low-income housing complex on 1 1/2 acres near Wet Willy's Water Slide. The variance allows a residential complex on land that...
District Gets $1.6 Million in Settlement over '95 Fire Board Also Oks Deal for $611,00 to End Insurance Firm Dispute
The St. Charles School District has obtained nearly $1.6 million in a lawsuit over damage from a fire at St. Charles High School in August 1995.The school district has settled its suit against RKK Industrial Service Inc. for $984,245, representing the...
Down the Tubes Waterparks Offer Family Fun for Kids Big and Small
So what if St. Louis doesn't have an ocean. At least we have our fair share of public water parks. Actually, many pool playgrounds are similar to an ocean, because their zero-depth entries let young and old ease into the water, like a beach. Never mind...
Driver Was about to Finish Training Six-Week Course Is Standard at Bi-State
The bus driver in Wednesday's fatal crash at a MetroLink station was in the final days of the six-week training all new drivers must complete.The driver, Nicola Ball, 31, would have completed training on Friday, said Thomas Sehr, an executive at the...
Dying Smoker May Lose His Home
Even now, hooked up to oxygen 24 hours a day and dying of emphysema, John Womack makes no apologies for more than 50 years of smoking.He talks of halfhearted attempts to quit but laughs as he recalls learning to roll cigarettes at age 3.Last week, Womack,...
Even Nudist Has Rights, So Applause for Judge
Dear Ann Landers: I've enjoyed your letters about crazy lawsuits and goofy judges. Here is an Associated Press news story from the San Diego Union-Tribune with a totally different twist. h I hope you will share it with your readers.SAN BERNARDINO -My...
Events Listings
SOMETHING SPECIALPoetry Jazz Performance, 8:30 tonight, Club Expose, 8909 Natural Bridge Road, 670-6228. Cherub Blue Poetry Jazz Ensemble performs the spoken word with jazz accompaniment. $3.Cape Girardeau Riverfest, 3-11 p.m. F and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sa,...
Family Stuff & Upcoming Events
A word to the wise: While it's not really an event, here's something the family can do this summer: read! Both the St. Louis Public Libraries and the St. Louis County Libraries are sponsoring summer reading clubs. Youngsters up to high school age can...
Festival with a Future the Black Rep's Show-Me Festival Could Be the Start of Something Big
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company spreads its entertainment wings wider this Saturday with its first Show-Me Festival for Young Audiences.The festival begins at Grandel Square and features Gary Jones' Black Street Puppet Theatre from Los Angeles....
Fighters in Brazzaville Ignore Cease-Fire
The two men battling for control of this central African country ordered their forces on Wednesday to stop fighting, but mortars, grenades and machine-gun fire continued to pound the capital.The clashes raised questions over whether President Pascal...
Fired Lawyer's Fees Must Still Be Paid
Q: I hired a lawyer and then decided to fire him and hire another lawyer. Can the first one come after me with a bill for work done for me before being fired? He says I signed a contract and have to pay him. This doesn't seem fair to me. The case isn't...
Gary Nicklaus' Bag Is a Little Heavier Legend's Son Fulfills Family Dream
The cover on Sports Illustrated in 1985 introduced Gary Nicklaus to the world as "The Next Nicklaus."The experience was so depressing for Nicklaus that he quit playing golf for about two years."It was recognized when I was pretty young that I was the...
Go Mod: Contemporary Furniture's Future Lives in the Past
MAKE WAY for mid-century modern. Some pieces are copies of 1950s designs. Others are new takes on the sleek style, using cutting-edge materials. Some of the best was at the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair.No matter the origins, there...
Gop Head Feels Shift in Political Landscape Verdict a Blow to Costello, Mcglynn Says
A Republican Party leader has called the conviction of Amiel Cueto "a 10 on the political Richter scale" because one count included allegations of involvement by U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello.Stephen P. McGlynn, chairman of the St. Clair County Republican...
Gop Hopes to Block Minimum Wage for Workfare Programs
Republicans in Congress moved Wednesday to make sure that tens of thousands of welfare recipients would not be covered by the minimum wage.The Republicans said they intended to overturn a recent order by President Bill Clinton to guarantee the minimum...
Gop Says It's Ready to Reach Agreement on Disaster Aid Bill Democrats Halt Senate Business over Issue
Congressional Republicans said Wednesday that they were ready to scrap or soften provisions that sparked President Bill Clinton's veto of an $8.6 billion disaster aid bill.Democrats brought the Senate to a standstill Wednesday for a second day in an...
Gov. Edgar Signs $35 Billion Budget He Might Withhold Money for Pet Projects
Gov. Jim Edgar signed a $35.7 billion state budget Wednesday but warned that he might withhold money for $136 million in last-minute pet projects lawmakers inserted."The fact I have signed the bill does not mean automatically I am going to release the...
Grants Will Help Police Dept. Get More Officers, Equipment
The Cottleville Police Department is getting a boost from state and federal grants.The U.S. Department of Justice awarded Cottleville a $60,000 grant over three years to help pay for a new full-time police officer. The grant pays 75 percent of the officer's...
Group Says Insurance Firms `Cleaning Up'
Insurance companies are reaping record profits in Illinois but refusing to pass on to consumers the savings from fewer crimes and accidents, a consumer advocate said Wednesday.Auto thefts dropped by 14 percent between 1994 and 1996 while auto insurers...
Halston Name Is Back with Grandeur
THE SPIRIT of Roy Halston Frowick hovers over the new company bearing his name like a hobgoblin, a presence with the potential to do good or to wreak unholy mischief. Halston, one of America's most well-known and venerated fashion names, is being reintroduced...
Happenings for the Kids
Beanie Baby Contest, Storybook Castle, Olive and Fee Fee roads, 275-2121. Kids tell the staff at Storybook Castle what their favorite grown-up is willing to do to win a Beanie Baby for them. The most outlandish entries win. First three winners get to...
Haunting Visions of Myth and the Subconscious
Pity the poor traditionalist who views photography as a low-rent cousin to painting and sculpture. Staid and stagnant, these curmudgeons will refuse to find time for a look at Ruth Thorne-Thomsen's work currently on display in the Art Museum's Cohen...
Hbo Beefs Up Original Shows to Draw Viewers
IN the beginning, premium cable - HBO, Showtime and their lesser siblings - was all about movies, and that was good. This was eons ago, remember, way back in the '70s, when you still had to go to a theater to see a movie, or wait for it to turn up eventually...
Health Notes
SOCIAL SKILLSGirls' Greater Abilities Due To Gene, Study SaysGirls might outdo boys at some social skills and be less vulnerable to autism because of a gene they inherit from their fathers, a study suggests. The gene apparently fine-tunes a part of the...
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
Blues Heritage Festival `97Organizers for the area's premier blues festival have announced a glittering preliminary roster of national talent.Almost 40 acts have been scheduled to perform at the St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival, Aug. 15 to 17 in Buder...
Helping Parents Find Safety Net on the Internet
WITH all the reports lately about trouble on the World Wide Web - not the technical kind, but the kind that involves pornographers, pedophiles and lewd material - it is all too easy for parents to believe that cyberspace has become a hazardous playground...
Help Yourself!
SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to: Help Yourself,...
Here's the Deal: Those Folding Card Tables Are Still out There
A FRIEND spent some time recently looking for a card table. He visited a few stores and called half a dozen more around town. No luck. Card tables don't seem to be as popular as they once were, or as readily available."My gosh, why haven't I noticed...
High School Reels; Three of 19 on Its Staff Have Died within Year-2 Last Month
Three recent deaths among the 19 staff members at Greenville Junior High School have left the remaining staff and pupils stunned and sorrowful.Two of the deaths happened just last month, and the other occurred almost a year ago.In the final days of this...
Homefront This Week: Blues and Reggae Tuesday Night Blues: Looking for Life on the Deadest Day of the Week
Billy Peek once quipped that there are three nights of the week that a local musician can count on: Friday night, Saturday night and whatever night you can get. It's an apt statement about a music scene that often seems akin to our Blues and Cards and...
Hospital Seeks to Ease Resident's Fears Problems Nearly All Corrected, Attorney Says
Representatives of Spirit of St. Louis Hospital sought at Tuesday's Weldon Spring Board of Aldermen meeting to relieve fears about security.Marketing director Jeanne Steinbrueck said that of 49 police calls to the hospital over the past year, five involved...
How to Build a Wardrobe Step-by-Step Instructions Every Man Can Follow
If constructing a wardrobe of casual clothes were anything like putting together a professional basketball team, most men would already be sipping champagne and celebrating a championship season.But dressing stylishly isn't all that complicated, either.And...
Hydrogen Test Useful in Lactase Deficiency
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 85 years of age, and I have suffered from many of the diseases you have described. Will you please discuss the problem some of us have digesting milk and milk products? My wife of 57 years has periods of painful constipation and...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONLouella J. (North) Hyndman, 92, retired caretaker, died Monday. Private services. Elias-Smith.CASEYVILLECharles L. Anderson, 88, retired mechanic, died Sunday. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Friday, and funeral 11 a.m....
Instead of Beating St. Louis Down, Let's Look at the Up Side
DO ST. LOUISANS suffer from an inferiority complex?A case can be made that we do.For whatever reason, we don't feel good about ourselves, I'd argue, and it shows - sometimes to the detriment of our region. On more than one occasion, I've heard conversations...
Ipo Tailored by Ralph Lauren Wall Street Expects Stock Will Get Raves
The hottest fashion on Wall Street this week isn't a new summer suit or floral dress.Ralph Lauren is expected to begin selling shares of his retailing empire today in a much-awaited public offering that's catching the eye of many investors."Ralph Lauren...
Irwintakes Shot at Fourth Title
Hale Irwin, who won his last of three U.S. Open titles in 1990 at Medinah Country Club in Chicago, has a 10-year exemption that runs until the year 2000. Irwin, who didn't play in the Masters and won't be playing in the British Open or the PGA Championship,...
It's Goodbye to Vianney and Hello to Triad for Villa
Mike Villa is headed east.Villa, the longtime soccer coach at Vianney, has accepted a teaching and coaching position at Triad High in St. Jacob. He was relieved of his coaching duties at Vianney after last season."I'm really happy with the way things...
It's Put-Up Time with Interleague Play, Baseball Can Take Old Debate to the Field
Once, back in the old days when there was no such thing as a wild-card playoff spot or the Colorado Rockies or Jacobs Field, back when Ken Griffey Sr. was a star, a fellow named Pete Rose talked about how he led the world in two-base hits.Someone noted...
Jack Goes to the Movies the Latest Version of the Popular CD-Rom Game Pits Cinema Buffs against Cheeky Host
The Q&A game has been a staple of pop culture since radio days, and during the quiz show era of the `50s and the heyday of "Jeopardy," the ability to recall facts was synonymous with intelligence. In the early `80s, the makers of Trivial Pursuit hit...
Japanese Car Plants Still Most Efficient in U.S., Survey Says
Japanese-owned auto plants remain the most productive in North America, but engineering improvements by the U.S. Big Three continue to narrow the productivity gap, according to a study released Wednesday.For the fourth consecutive year, Nissan Motor...
Jazz Coach Sloan Remains a Throwback to Old NBA
The Bulls were playing the bungling Dallas Mavericks in January 1981 when coach Jerry Sloan took out his frustrations at halftime.En route to a 112-106 loss, Sloan grabbed a chair in the locker room and hurled it in the direction of Larry Kenon."Scared...
Jordan, Bulls Go Home with 3-2 Lead in Series
The greatest basketball player in the world was sick as a dog Wednesday. But it was the man who took the Most Valuable Player award from him who couldn't rise to the occasion.Michael Jordan, exhausted and dehydrated by a case of stomach flu - viral gastroenteritis,...
Jordan, Bulls Go Home with 3-2 Lead in Series Last-Minute 3-Pointer Gives Jazz First Playoff Loss at Home
Michael Jordan showed everyone how the best players win the biggest games.Jordan, playing despite a flu that had him vomiting until just before game time, scored 38 points and made a huge 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to lead the Chicago Bulls to a...
Kevorkian Prosecutor Calls Trial `Circus-Like Sideshow'
Jack Kevorkian went on trial Wednesday on a criminal charge of helping a 54-year-old woman kill herself in her home in Ionia last August.But before the first witness was called, the prosecutor complained that the proceeding had degenerated into "a wild,...
Late, Late Show: Padres Laugh Last
The late, late show ended after a 4 hour 8 minute run Tuesday night when San Diego's Chris Gomez hit a first-pitch screwball from Rigo Beltran for a run-scoring single in the the 12th inning, lifting the Padres over the Cardinals 6-5.But the defining...
Liquor License Renewed Neighbors Protest, Cite Noise and Petition to Block Action
Complaints about excessive noise from Pateri's Place Bar and Grill at 1775 Washington Street didn't stop the Florissant City Council from approving the renewal of the establishment's liquor license this week.The vote was 7-1-1, with Councilman Tom Schneider,...
Love, Honor and Obey It's a Dog's Life, but One Their Owners Can Take Pride In
Dog owners, you know you've done it. Swept away by a wave of goofiness and a great song, you've grabbed those furry paws and made them go-go. You've cha-cha'ed with your Chow Chow. Polka'd with your Pekinese. You did the mambo with your mongrel -- and...
Lowly Red Sox Trounce Lofty Orioles
Tom Gordon, rebounding from two bad starts in three games, pitched a four-hitter as Boston blasted visiting Baltimore 10-1 Wednesday night.The Red Sox, whose 25-37 record is the second worst in the American League, won for only the third time in 12 games....
Low Profile St. Louis Drops to No. 268 on Money Magazine's List
After rankling civic leaders here last year by putting St. Louis near the bottom of its list of best places to live in the United States, Money magazine has a new list.This year, the results are even worse.Money ranks St. Louis 268th out of 300 in its...
Major Congressional Question: Will Last Hole Sizzle or Fizzle?
Some would say it's simply un-American, like driving on the left side of the road, like eating dessert before the main course, like punting on third down or installing artificial turf at Wrigley Field.In the tradition-soaked world of golf, you just never...
Making a Night of It at the Zoo Roaring Tuesdays Start This Week
Anyone who knows kids knows that two of their favorite things are animals and ice cream. The St. Louis Zoo, which has some experience entertaining kids, is well aware of that, too.So for this year's Roaring Tuesdays, the zoo is combining a lineup of...
Man Sees Bus Heading for Toddler When . . . . . . He Runs to Rescue, Pulls Child to Safety
As the bus hurtled out of control toward the young child, Ken Cole knew what he had to do - run back and get him."He had fallen down and was just lying right in the path of the bus," Cole said Wednesday. "When I looked back, I saw the little guy and...
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